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LazarBeam banned mid-game after Fortnite stream-sniping prank goes wrong

Published: 20/Apr/2020 3:26

by Isaac McIntyre

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Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott has fallen foul of Epic’s hefty banhammer, after he and a half-dozen other Fortnite players tried to pull off a hilarious stream-snipe prank on fellow Click star MrFreshAsian during a solo match.

LazarBeam’s relationship with ClickCrew’s resident Fortnite pro Harley “Fresh” Campbell seems to be built on jokes. From trying to “break” Epic’s game together, to pranking him mid-stream, Eacott never seems to give Fresh a break.

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To his credit, Fresh is a pretty good sport about it all, even when LazarBeam’s pranks devolve into chasing him around with a gang of Peely-wearing players in a solo match. While the Fortnite pro may not mind, however, it seems like Epic does.

Fresh loaded into a solo match. Soon, the Fortnite pro found himself hunted across the map. First, the banana-adorned stream-sniping pack, led by LazarBeam himself, kept tabs on him in choppers. Then they sprung their trap.

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The Click streamer had got himself a chopper, and thought he was clearing out a single rival in a bush with the Season 2 vehicle. To his surprise, more than half a dozen Peelys burst out of the scrub, and began swarming him.

Fresh was shocked to more than half-a-dozen Peelys, led by LazarBeam, chasing him in a solo Fortnite match.
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MrFreshAsian was shocked to see more than half-a-dozen Peelys, led by LazarBeam, chasing him in a solo match.

Teaming in Solos sees LazarBeam hit with banhammer

Eacott and his potassium-loaded gang seemed to avoid damaging Fresh, save for one rogue banana that went for glory. As the storm closed in though, the Aussie YouTuber looked to put the finishing touches on his prank.

The stream-sniping group began trying to fire Fresh into the storm with bounce pads, which the pro was able to avoid. LazarBeam, seemingly ready for a Victory Royale, equipped a gun ⁠— an action Epic seemed to take offense to.

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Within seconds, every Peely opponent chasing Fresh had been slammed with the mid-game banhammer ⁠— even ringleader LazarBeam was ejected from the game. With no one left to oppose him, Fresh was handed the victory.

The newly-minted Luminosity star took to Twitter to laugh at LazarBeam being banned. Eacott responded soon after, hitting back with another joke: “The only way you can stop my memes is by having Epic employees on your side.”

In fairness to Epic, “teaming” against players in solo queue is a bannable offense, according to the battle royale’s TOS. LazarBeam was likely ready to cop a hit from the hammer and be banned if he was caught mid-prank.

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Luckily for LazarBeam and his compatriots, it seems like the banhammer may have just been for that game too. Usually, “teaming” carries a three-day in-game ban, but it requires a report; Fresh is unlikely to file one of those against his friend.

The mid-game ban can’t have helped the Aussie YouTuber’s stance on Fortnite though. He’s been vocal in recent times about the game’s “pointless” UI changes, and voiced his concern over Season 2 in general too.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.